Program Overview

Sydney is Australia’s oldest and largest city and is the nation’s economic and financial hub. Located on the southeastern coast, Sydney is home to over 4.6 million people, and is known the world over for its stunning landmarks such as the Sydney Harbor Bridge and Opera House, its amazing cuisine, and diverse populace.

Interns with a non-governmental organization (NGO) will have opportunities to support communities, help solve global issues, or assist the disadvantaged while gaining valuable career skills.

Example intern duties might include:

  • Advocating for social justice issues
  • Assisting with community development
  • Educating on health care access
  • Planning and facilitating fundraising events  

Internship assignments vary. While internships help develop technical abilities, they provide more fundamental life skills.  Interns will get an introduction to the professional world as well as the opportunity to gain career ready competencies in critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork, and global and intercultural fluency.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to work independently  
  • Flexibility to take on multiple job responsibilities, including entry level tasks
  • Ability to take initiative, work independently and deal with ambiguity
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work on a team
  • Strong attention to accuracy, details, and organizational skills

Dates and Deadlines

TermYearPriority DeadlineDeadlineArrival DateDeparture Date
Summer20181/15/2018Mid-Late JuneMid-Late August

Course Equivalencies

Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.

UO students, please refer to the UO Course Equivalency Process and the UO Office of the Registrar Course Equivalency Database.